Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 3 more ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: On February 7th, 2003, renowned artists across multiple music genres and generations commandeered the stage at New York City?s Radio City Music Hall to pay tribute to their common heritage and passion - the blues. This documentary captures the night?s magic and weaves a history of the blues through the juxtaposition of performances, backstage interviews, rehearsals and archival clips of some of the greatest names in American music. (Sony Pictures Classics) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. See it with an open heart and a tapping toe.
  2. 89
    As concert films go, this is heady stuff.
  3. 88
    Lightning in a Bottle has breadth, both in its multitude of perspectives and its spectrum of performances.
  4. Reviewed by: Joel Selvin
    75
    The end result is something like the best blues festival anyone could have thrown last year, although Lightning in a Bottle falls a fair piece short of its own lofty goal.
  5. 75
    If you haven't caught Lightning on PBS already, find a theater with a good sound system, sit back and be grateful the music endures.
  6. 70
    Offers a bumper crop of tasty bits.
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    50
    A documentary which wobbles and weaves as much as often as it soars.

See all 24 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1